Government has mandated all indigenous producers of Urea to produce 100% of urea as Need coated urea only. What are advantages of Need Coated Urea? Examine.

Hint: Neem coating leads to more gradual release of urea, helping plants gain more nutrients and resulting in higher yields. Lower underground water contamination due to leaching of urea. Neem serves as a natural insecticide. Collection of neem seeds is needed for manufacturing of need coated urea. This would generate employments in rural areas. Neem-coating will help check heavily subsidized urea’s pilferage to chemical industry and other uses such as making of adulterated milk.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Government has mandated all indigenous producers of Urea to produce 100% of urea as Need coated urea only. What are advantages of Need Coated Urea? Examine.

Published: October 28, 2015 | Modified:October 15, 2020

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